"I'm not nervous, I'm only tense!"
Translation:Saya tidak gugup, saya hanya tegang!
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Halo teman! The simple difference here is that "gugup" is an adjective, so it cannot fit well with "bukan". Still, there would be some variations that can use "bukan". I think that replacing "gugup" with "orang yang gugup" (not necessarily doing the same with "tegang"), or with "penggugup" (noun, "a person who easily becomes nervous"), this sentence has a different construction, but a close meaning.
Saya bukan orang yang gugup, saya hanya tegang!
Saya bukan penggugup, saya hanya tenang!
I think these sentences translate as "I am not a nervous person, I am only tense!"
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I hope it helps.
Selamat belajar! :)